Monday, 20 March 2017


Parent Council has generously arranged for our students to enjoy a special performance "Folklorama Teaching Workshop".  The workshop will feature two different performances in an assembly style presentation.  This will take place on Friday, March 24th at 1:15 PM.  Parents are welcome to join us!

Story Time with the Principal

Every month students from each classroom come together to enjoy a story and a snack with Mrs. McDonald.  Over the course of the year, each student will have a turn. In March, the following students participated:  Samantha, Makayla V., Marcus, Zhane, Seth, Tae Hyon, Gabriel M., William, Ken, Miley, Rowan, Noah, Nikolai, Sasha, Ella, Madelynn V., Madysen E., Kieran B., Hana, Ajay, Ben, Maddox, Audrey, Makayla H., Addi W., and Madison H.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Attention Volunteers!

Have you helped out with a field trip, fun lunch, sending party snacks, or in the classroom?  We appreciate your efforts!  Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast is coming up quickly on Tuesday, April 18th at 9:15 AM.  More details will be sent home with students closer to the event.  For now, please save the date!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Celebration of Learning

On Thursday, March 16th we will host our second term Celebration of Learning with an open house from 4:30-7:00 PM.  Our goal is to have all families participate.  This is a wonderful chance for our students to share with their families all of the learning that has taken place during the second term of our school year.  Details were sent home yesterday with your child's report card.

While you are visiting our classrooms, please also remember to visit:

- The lost and found (on display in the front hallway).  Items remaining at the end of March will be donated to a charitable organization

- Book give-away (also in the front hallway).  Free children's and adult's books will be on display, help yourself!

- Project Fair (auditorium).  Students who participated in this optional event will have their Heritage Project or Science Project on display for all to enjoy.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Giving Tree Hosting Snack Sale

    Hi, we're Ayla and Maddox from Giving Tree.

        For the next two weeks, Giving Tree will be hosting a snack sale of chips and licorice for Mission to Mexico. This sale helps kids in Mexico living in poverty. We decided to help after watching a presentation by the Mission to Mexico Youth Team, a group of high school students working with the School of Champions and the Volcanes Community Education Project in Mexico.

            The Mission to Mexico project started when two of the high school students, the Liscum boys, were just in Grade 4. They visited Mexico and learned about the struggles the kids face there. Many of the kids we're helping live near the garbage dump and depend on the materials from the dump for food and housing. The kids often drop out of school to help their parents take care of their families, so food and education are great ways to support the kids in building a healthier and more stable life.

                All of the money we raise will buy the kids school supplies. Please support us and buy a bag of chips for $1.00 and a strand of licorice for $0.25 (a quarter) during our recess sales and at conferences. The first sale is Wednesday, March 8
                 during p.m. recess by the office. Please see the schedule of snack sales included below. You can check out the Volcanes Community Education Project at the website link below as well. Please help the kids in Mexico by buying our snacks! Thank you for your support!


                        Giving Tree

                          Our Choir Won Silver!

                          Congratulations to our choir for winning a Silver for their performance at the Winnipeg Music Festival on Wednesday, March 1st! We are extremely proud of our Choir members and thank them for their hard work, dedication to practicing and for doing a wonderful job representing Linwood School! Thank you to Izzy, Hana S., Makayla, Ashley, Addi W, and Mr. Wurch for accompanying our songs with percussion and violin!  A final thank you goes out to our volunteers who helped chaperone our trip! A date for our Silver Celebration Party will be announced soon!


                          Friday, 3 March 2017

                          Thin Ice Warning


                          Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre is advising people to stay off the Red River in the Winnipeg area as high water from the United States makes its way north, raising river levels between eight to 10 feet, possibly weakening and breaking the ice.  The rising Red River will influence the level of Assiniboine River in the area where the two rivers meet and possibly upstream. 
                          Recent warm weather extended into the northern U.S. melting surface snow and raising water levels in the Red River Basin. 
                          Due to changing weather patterns, ice conditions on southern rivers and lakes may be hazardous.  It is strongly advised that people be careful if venturing out onto what appears to be frozen rivers and lakes due to thin ice conditions. 
                          Rivers can be especially hazardous as ice thickness can vary in the same area of a river.  Ice tends to be weaker toward the middle of the river, although there may be exceptions.  Areas of fast-flowing water tend to have thin ice which may not be visible. 

                          Wednesday, 1 March 2017

                          News from City of Winnipeg

                          City of Winnipeg Leisure Guide

                          The City of Winnipeg is proud to provide a wide variety of recreation and leisure opportunities that contribute to the overall well-being of our community.  The Leisure Guide is published three times per year and is filled with fun and exciting programs for everyone.  The Spring/Summer 2017 edition features spring skating lessons and a number of exciting camps to keep the kids busy this summer, including a full-day format for our “L’il Critters” preschool camps! 


                          For more information on leisure, sport and fitness programs, please pick up a copy of the Leisure Guide, call 311 or visit  Guides are available for pick up at civic pools, libraries and leisure centres, and at a number of retail locations including Safeway, 7-Eleven and Mac’s. 


                          Watch for the Spring/Summer 2017 Leisure Guide at the beginning of March!  Registration for swimming lessons only will begin on March 14 at 8:00 am.  Registration for all other programs will begin on March 15 at 8:00 am. 


                          Register for any 2017 City of Winnipeg summer camp by May 5 and you could win your camp for FREE!



                          City of Winnipeg Priceless Fun


                          Winnipeggers now have easy access to information about free recreation, leisure and library programs with the free programming guide, Priceless Fun.

                          The Spring/Summer edition of Priceless Fun, available at the end of March, provides information about the free programs for children and youth being offered by the City of Winnipeg throughout the city, all in one convenient guide.

                          Hard copies of Priceless Fun are available for pick up at all civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres. You can view the current edition of Priceless Fun online at: Information about programs is also available by calling 311.





                          Notice from Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living

                          Please click here to read important health information from the Province.